Does Your Bathroom Need a Tub-to-Shower Conversion?
A bathroom remodeling project is a great way to really take stock of your bathroom needs: what do you use and what don’t you use? What do you want for your bathroom going forward? It’s during this time that many homeowners choose to opt for a tub-to-shower conversion. This move might not be for everyone, but it might be the right call for your home. Here’s what you need to know about making the switch from a bathtub to a standing shower.
Why Choose a Tub-to-Shower Conversion?
Most households have a bathtub that also has a showerhead so that they can choose between a shower and a bath, depending on their needs at the time. But a bathtub might not be necessary — or wanted — for every bathroom. In some cases, a standing shower might be the better option. Here are a few reasons homeowners might opt for a standing shower:
- Homeowners never make use of the bath and only opt for showering
- Homeowners have mobility issues that make stepping into the bathtub difficult
- Homeowners want more space in their bathroom than the bathtub allows
- Kids have recently grown and moved out and parents prefer a shower
Benefits of a Tub-to-Shower Conversion
A tub-to-shower conversion is not for everyone. In fact, most homeowners prefer the option of a bathtub. However, there are a number of benefits to certain homes when it comes to tub-to-shower conversions, especially for homeowners looking for better access and safety or less maintenance when it comes to their bathrooms.
- Easy access
- Less space required
- Non-slip tiles for added safety
- Lower maintenance
- More targeted water pressure
Disadvantages of a Tub-to-Shower Conversion
However, it is also important to know that there are things you’ll lose in making the conversion from tub to shower. Mainly, tub-to-shower conversions can be lacking in home value, as most homeowners prefer a tub. The upfront cost of the conversion is also more expensive than simply updating your tub and shower setup. And, of course, in making a tub-to-shower conversion, you lose out on having a tub. However, if the benefits outweigh the disadvantages for you, then feel free to make the tub-to-shower conversion.
Thinking about a tub-to-shower conversion for your bathroom remodeling project? MBC Remodeling can help you decide if this is the right call for you as well as help make your bathroom remodeling vision a reality on the whole. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.